WHAT IT COVERS
Don’t just learn what to think. Learn how to think.
“He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.” –John Stuart Mill
The study of philosophy at the Millis Institute is an adventure, exploring big ideas, asking big questions, and thinking hard about big problems. And you get to partner in this adventure with some of the best minds in history, from Plato and Augustine to Edmund Burke and John Stuart Mill.
Our small-group Socratic classes discuss the great works of Western philosophy; find a list of these texts under the Key Texts tab.
Liberal Arts students complete a minor in Philosophy and may complete a major by taking 8 or more units in Philosophy.
Students undertaking the Oxford Summer Program will complete 2 units as intensives and can chose the following philosophy seminar:
- Faith and Reason in the British Enlightenment
|PHL103||Introduction to Philosophy|
|PHL104||Philosophy and Science|
|PHL201||Enlightenment and Modern Philosophy|
|PHL202||Social and Political Ethics|
|PHL210||Ancient Philosophy I|
|PHL220||Ancient Philosophy II|
|PHL304||Modernity and Secularisation|
|PHL305||Modern Political Philosophy: Revolution, Tradition and Liberal Democracy|
|*HT385||Philosophies of History|
|PHL397||Research Project in Philosophy|
|LA350||Liberal Arts internship|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Sample|
|PHL103||Introduction to Philosophy||Download|
|PHL104||Philosophy and Science||Download|
|PHL201||Enlightenment and Modern Philosophy||Download|
|PHL202||Social and Political Ethics||Download|
|PHL210||Ancient Philosophy I||Download|
|PHL220||Ancient Philosophy II||Download|
|PHL304||Modernity and Secularisation||Download|
|*HT385||Philosophies of History||Download|
|PHL397||Research Project in Philosophy||Download|
|LA350||Liberal Arts internship||Download|
|OXF301||Oxford Experience I||Download|
|OXF302||Oxford Experience II||Download|